Kings In The Old Testament

I know, I know…you’re probably just dying to get to the good stuff…however, we have one more thing to say before you get there. None of this content lives in a vacuum. All of it is written with the purpose of helping you grow in your knowledge of God and His amazing Word. There are many books out there that may be able to give you information about different parts of the Bible but none of them will ever be able to tell the grand story that interweaves all parts of scripture together into one cohesive masterpiece. And when it comes to giving you a glimpse into how the Old Testament can play its part in helping you make sense of our modern world and times then that job falls upon us.

Our collection on Kings in the Old Testament takes us deep into the pages of the Bible and unravels their stories that could never have been told on a movie or television screen. These are riveting stories that kept you glued to your seat, as you read with bated breath.

King In Old Testament


The Kings of Israel and Judah were the heads of the government in the Jewish kingdoms. The kings ruled over a large population and had a lot of power, but they also had to follow God’s rules.

The first king was Saul, who ruled from 1020 BC to 1010 BC. He was the first Israelite king, but he wasn’t very good at following the Lord. When he disobeyed God’s command not to attack the Amalekites (a group of people), he lost his kingdom.

After Saul died, David took over as king. David was a great leader and ruled for forty years (1010 BC – 970 BC). He was a good person who did what God asked him to do.

David’s son Solomon became king after his father died. Solomon ruled for many years (970 BC – 928 BC) and built many things throughout Israel including temples for God and beautiful palaces for himself!

Solomon’s son Rehoboam took over when Solomon died (928 BC). Rehoboam wasn’t as good of a leader as his father or grandfather; instead he made bad decisions that hurt Israelites in other areas like taxes or military service requirements.

What made them great?

There are many things that made the kings in the Old Testament great. First, they were chosen by God to be the leaders of his people. This meant that they had special favor with God and were able to accomplish great things for his kingdom. Second, they were usually very successful in battle and led their people to many victories. Finally, they were often very wise and helped their people to prosper.

What lessons can we learn from them?

The Old Testament is full of examples of God using unlikely people to accomplish his purposes. He often chooses people who are weak, foolish, or even sinful, to accomplish his will. This can be seen in the lives of many of the biblical kings.

God often uses people who are weak or foolish to accomplish his will because he knows that they will rely on him for strength and wisdom. This was certainly true of King David, who was a man after God’s own heart despite his many flaws. David’s story shows us that no one is beyond the reach of God’s love and forgiveness.

Another example is King Solomon, who was given great wisdom by God despite his youth and inexperience. Solomon’s story teaches us that it is never too late to seek God’s wisdom and guidance.

Finally, we see in the life of King Saul that even those who start out well can end up rejecting God if they are not careful. Saul provides a warning to us all that we must stay close to God or risk turning away from him completely.

These stories remind us that anyone can be used by God for his purposes, regardless of their past or present circumstances. We should never give up hope that God can use us too!

What made these kings

The Bible is full of stories about great kings who did amazing things for God and His people. But what made these kings so special?

First, let’s look at King David. He was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). He was passionate about his relationship with the Lord, and he was always seeking to please Him. This led him to accomplish some great things for the Kingdom of Israel.

Second, we see in the life of King Solomon that wisdom is a key ingredient for success as a king. When Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead his people, God was so pleased that He blessed him with wealth and prosperity as well (1 Kings 3:12).

Finally, we see in the life of King Josiah that humility and obedience are essential qualities for any king who wants to be successful. Even though Josiah was young, he sought after the Lord with all his heart and led the people of Judah in a great revival (2 Kings 22-23).

These are just a few examples of what made these old Testament kings so special. They were men who had a deep love for God and a desire to please Him above all else. As we read their stories, we can learn from their example and strive to live our lives in a way that pleases the Lord as well.

What can we learn from them?

We can learn a lot from the kings in the Old Testament. They were all very different, but they all had one common goal: to serve and obey God. As we read about their lives, we can see what it looks like to put God first in everything we do.

Some of the kings, like David and Solomon, were great leaders and did many things right. Others, like Saul and Ahab, made some big mistakes. But through it all, we can see that God is always faithful to His people. He loves us no matter what we do, and He wants us to love Him back with all our heart.


Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, who were wicked kings. Athaliah was married to Joram, the son of Jehoshaphat. After her husband died, she became queen of Judah for six years (841-835 B.C.). She was a very wicked queen because she murdered all the heirs to the throne so that she could keep power for herself.


  • You are the king of Judah.
  • Your name is Joash.
  • You are the son of Amaziah and grandson of Uzziah, who was a good king. His name means “strength of Yahweh” (2 Kings 14:26).
  • And you have been a good king too! You were merciful to your subjects because you were merciful to God, as he showed mercy to you after your father’s death and gave him another chance to rule over Judah (2 Kings 12:1-3).

Amaziah of Judah

Amaziah was a good king because he was a good warrior.

Amaziah was a good king because he was a good leader.

Amaziah was a good king because he was a good example to others.


The first king of a united kingdom of Israel was Saul, who was the son of Kish, a Benjamite. He was tall and good looking, and he also had a reputation for being a mighty warrior.

But Saul’s reign didn’t last long because he made several mistakes that cost him his throne. First off, he disobeyed God by failing to destroy all the animals from the Amalekites’ herds when God told him to do so in 1 Samuel 15:1-3 (NIV). Secondly, he refused to listen when Samuel warned him not to allow an evil spirit from an evil medium possess his son Jonathan in 1 Samuel 28:3 (NIV) Finally, during battle against Amalekites and Philistines at Mt Gilboa when faced with certain death by his own hand or having his head cut off by Philistines if he did not die by himself; instead of killing himself as instructed by God through Samuel earlier on during their last meeting together before parting ways until their next meeting at Ramah where they would be reunited once again after Samuel dies


David, the second king of Israel, was a great leader. He was also a musician, poet and warrior. King David is an example of everything that makes a good king: he fought for his people but also helped them start their lives over again; he showed kindness to everyone around him and led by example instead of ordering people around; he cared about every person in his kingdom—even if they weren’t related to him—and loved them like family members would love each other.

David is also a good example for fathers today because he showed how much he loved his children even when they made mistakes or disobeyed him (1 Samuel 15:11-12). Even though it was hard sometimes to punish them after they disobeyed him (as parents sometimes experience), David still did what needed to be done so that his family could thrive together as one unit rather than falling apart due to bad influences outside their home


Abijah was the son of Rehoboam and Maacah, the daughter of Absalom. Abijah was the second king of the United Monarchy of Israel.

Abijah inherited a divided kingdom from his father, Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:16) at age 16 months after Rehoboam’s death on November 14th, 926 BCE. The division between Judah and Israel led to a civil war between Abijah and Jeroboam II (1 Kings 14:15-16).

During his reign there was an invasion by Shishak I of Egypt who conquered Jerusalem along with all its wealth (1 Kings 14:25). However, many scholars believe that this invasion occurred during Asa’s reign instead since Shishak had already invaded Jehoahaz’ reign according to 2 Chronicles 12:2-24).


Asa was a good king. He followed the Lord and was a good leader, but he was also a good man and a good example for those who would follow him. Asa did what he needed to do to keep his kingdom from falling apart during his reign, but he also did it with integrity and honesty.


Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah. He reigned for 25 years. He did not follow God’s law and worshipped idols. Jehoshaphat was not a good king, leader or man.


Jehoram also known as Joram (reigned 851-842 BC) was King of Israel. He was the son of Ahab, king of Israel, and Jezebel. His father made a covenant with the Lord; however, he did not keep it. Jehoram continued to serve Baal and Asherah even after his father’s death and the time when his mother Queen Jezebel died. He became king at age 32 years old when his father died after reigning for 12 years in Samaria (2 Kings 3:4).

Jehoram was an evil king who killed many prophets of God including Elijah (1 Kings 18:4). The prophet Elisha told his servant Gehazi that someone would kill him because he had spat in front of him (2 Kings 2:9-10). Gehazi found out that it was Ahaziah who had done this so he went out to meet him along with Jehoram while they were hunting together in Beth Shemesh Valley near Mount Gilboa where a battle broke out between them killing many people on both sides including Ahaziah himself who perished from being struck by an arrow shot by one of his own soldiers (2 Kings 9:24-27).

Ahaziah of Judah

Ahaziah was the son of Athaliah, who was the daughter of Omri. That means that Ahaziah was the grandson of Omri and great-grandson of David.

It’s important to note that Ahaziah’s reign as King over Judah lasted only one year. This happened because his mother committed treason against him and sought to kill him (2 Chronicles 22:7). According to 2 Kings 8:26-27, she sent assassins after her son with orders to destroy him and make sure he never took power over Israel again!


Solomon was the fourth king of Israel and the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah. He was born in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. He was the son of King David and Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam. Solomon’s reign began in 970 BCE and ended in 931 BCE after his death at age 50.


Rehoboam was the son of King Saul and grandson of King David.

He was the first king of the united kingdom, which is why he’s important in Israel’s history.

However, Rehoboam wasn’t very good at being king. He didn’t have his grandfather’s wisdom or kindness; instead, he became arrogant and selfish because he thought all his subjects would love him just because he was their leader (which isn’t true).

As a result, many people rebelled against him—even one of his own sons!

Sa;u, David, Solomon and Asa were the best kings

The first king of Israel was Saul, who was chosen by God to lead His people. He was a good king and did many good things for Israel, but he made one mistake: he disobeyed God by not killing all the Amalekites when God told him to do so (1 Samuel 15).

David was the second king of Israel; he succeeded Saul after defeating Goliath in battle. David is remembered as a great warrior, musician and poet whose love for God propelled him throughout his life. Solomon was chosen by Nathan to succeed David because he showed wisdom beyond his years during their conversation when discussing how best to build a temple for God’s glory (2 Samuel 2).


In conclusion, we can see that the kings in our top ten list were all well liked by God. They were called to rule over Israel at a time when it was under threat and they were able to keep God’s people safe. The best king of all was definitely David because he loved God so much and did everything in his power to show it.

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